Canonizing Women Writers: The Cervantes Prize

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Cervantes Prize Winners
Spring 2024
Taught By: Juan Decastro
Section: A

CRN: 14797

Credits: 4

Given for a writer's lifetime achievement, The Miguel de Cervantes Prize is the most important award that a Spanish-language writer can receive. Established in 1976, it has been granted to such major literary figures as Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa, all later Nobel Prize winners. This course studies the works and careers of the seven women authors who have received this award: the Spanish essayist María Zambrano (1988), Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz (1992), the Spanish novelist and short story writer Ana María Matute (2010), the Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska (2013), the Uruguayan poet Vida Vitale (2017), and the also Uruguayan novelist Cristina Peri Rossi (2021). In addition to representing a cross section of the modern Hispanic literary tradition, encompassing poets, novelists, and essayists, as well as writers from Spain, Mexico and the Southern Cone, the authors studied in the course raise questions about the patriarchal biases present in the Hispanic and other cultural establishments, as well as about what makes a writer canonical.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:24am EDT 7/24/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024